19 Juli 2013

How biobased energy, consumer goods will become the biggest vertical in cleantech

Richard Herbert explores how technology transformation, alternative financing, and consumer demand are driving success for Biobased materials and goods

Portfolios may be littered with the bones of first generation biofuels startups, but for strategic investors, the biofuels industry as a whole is far from cold in the grave. In fact, if you ask experts like John May, managing director of the investment banking firm Stern Brothers & Co, he’ll tell you that bio-based energy and consumer packaged goods (CPGs) are embarking on a technological reinvention of industry.

Combined with shifting consumer preferences, the adaptability of this industry will have a substantial impact on what the world of fuels, chemicals, and consumer goods look like 10 years from now.

…Full Text: http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2013/07/19/how-biobased-energy-consumer-goods-will-become-the-biggest-vertical-in-cleantech/

Tags: bioplastic, bio-based PET, MEG, algae-based, cellulosic biofuel, ethanol, alternative energy, biomass

Source: BiofuelsDigest, 2013-07-19.

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